Forum stresses more women in leadership roles

Saudi people watch the concert for composer Yanni during the concert at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 3, 2017. (REUTERS)
Updated 16 November 2018
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Forum stresses more women in leadership roles

  • Vision 2030 contains a clear commitment to increase the participation of women in the labor market

JEDDAH: Dr. Huda bint Mohammed Al-Ameel, rector of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, led the Saudi delegation at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Forum for the Middle East and North Africa region, which ended in Tunis on Wednesday.

Al-Ameel highlighted the efforts made by Saudi Arabia to empower women in various fields. She pointed out that the Kingdom has made significant progress in this regard, citing the appointment of many women to decision-making positions in state organizations.
Vision 2030, she added, contains a clear commitment to increase the participation of women in the labor market, as well as plans for increased sources of income that will not bear fruit unless based on equal employment opportunities for women and men.


Saudi Arabia welcomes US decision on Iran oil sanction waivers

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Saudi Arabia welcomes US decision on Iran oil sanction waivers

  • The Saudi minister said Iran uses state income to finance their dangerous policies
  • Saudi Arabia will work with other oil producing countries to stabilize international market

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has welcomed US Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo’s announcement that waivers on the sanctions on Iranian oil exports will be lifted, Saudi state agency SPA reported.

Saudi Arabia believes the US decision is a necessary step to pressure the Iranian government to stop jeopardizing peace and end their global support for terrorism, the Saudi Foreign Minister, Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, said.

The Iranian regime uses the country’s income to finance dangerous policies without any consideration for international law, the minster added.

International pressures on Iran must continue until it stops interfering in the domestic affairs of other countries, he stressed.

Saudi Arabia will continue their strict adherence to the policies, which aim to stabilize international markets, and will not produce oil beyond the balance, Al-Assaf said.

The Kingdom will cooperate with other oil producing countries to produce enough oil for consumers, he added.